|Riding the Rails
Once the worlds dominant form of land transportation, railroads crisscrossed 250,000 miles of the United States in 1917. No wonder so much mythology grew around our steel highways. Pop culture has frequently paid homage in song. See if you can identify these paeans to trains from the following musical quotes:
|1. You leave the Pennsylvania Station bout a
Read a magazine and then youre in Baltimore
Dinner in the diner, nothing could be finer
Than to have your hamn eggs in Carolina.
2. He feels the piston scraping,
3. See the towns and the roads go a-whizzin by
4. And the train is gone suddenly
5. Picked up my bag, run to the station
7. ...Illinois Central Monday morning rail
8. She packed her bags, left me behind
9. I love to hear the rhythm of the clicketyclack
10. ...How much longer will it be
11. Train I ride, sixteen coaches long
12. This old engine makes it on time
13. ...Ill be waiting at the station,
|1. We are looking for the song title and songwriters name for each of the rail-inspired quotes.
2. Send your answers by no later than December 15 to:
The Last Word
Submissions by fax (213-821-1100) and e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org are also welcome. Be sure to include your name and mailing address.
3. We will award up to five $30 gift certificates from Borders Books and Music to tuneful train buffs who dont derail on any of these clues. If more than five of you deliver the full freight, winners will be drawn by lot.
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|Illustration by Tom Bachtell|
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